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CDCES Compared With BC-ADM Credential

CDCES (7)BC-ADM (8)
Discipline requirements 
  • Licensed as clinical psychologists, occupational therapists, optometrists, pharmacists, physical therapists, physicians (doctor of medicine or doctor of osteopathic medicine), podiatrists, registered nurses (includes nurse practitioners and clinical nurse specialists), and social workers (master’s degree)

  • Registered or certified as a dietitian or dietitian nutritionist holding active registration with the Commission on Dietetic Registration; a physician assistant holding active registration with the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants; an exercise physiologist holding active certification as an American College of Sports Medicine Clinical Exercise Physiologist; or a health educator holding active certification as a Master-Certified Health Education Specialist from the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing

  • Master’s degree or higher in a health-related area (Unique Qualifications pathway)

 
Master’s degree or higher requirements across eligible professions: registered nurses (includes nurse practitioners and clinical nurse specialists), registered dietitians, pharmacists, physician assistants, and physicians 
Certification requirements 
  • Standard certification: At least 2 years of professional practice experience in eligible discipline, 1,000 hours of DCES experience in the previous 4 years (20% within the preceding year), and 15 hours of continuing education in the preceding 2 years; examination for 5-year renewal

  • Unique Qualifications certification: At least 2 years of experience after earning degree, 2,000 hours of DCES experience in the previous 5 years (20% within the preceding year), and 30 hours of continuing education in preceding 2 years; examination for 5-year renewal

 
500 clinical practice hours in advanced diabetes management within the 48 months prior to taking the certification examination; examination for 5-year renewal 
Credential holders’ roles Ongoing process of facilitating the knowledge, skill, and ability necessary for prediabetes and diabetes self-care, as well as activities that assist people in implementing and sustaining the health practices needed to manage the condition on an ongoing basis, beyond or outside of formal self-management training Adjust medications, treat and monitor acute and chronic complications and other comorbidities, counsel patients on lifestyle modifications, address psychosocial issues, and participate in research and mentoring 
Online information Available from https://www.cbdce.org/eligibility Available from https://www.diabeteseducator.org/education/certification/bc_adm 
CDCES (7)BC-ADM (8)
Discipline requirements 
  • Licensed as clinical psychologists, occupational therapists, optometrists, pharmacists, physical therapists, physicians (doctor of medicine or doctor of osteopathic medicine), podiatrists, registered nurses (includes nurse practitioners and clinical nurse specialists), and social workers (master’s degree)

  • Registered or certified as a dietitian or dietitian nutritionist holding active registration with the Commission on Dietetic Registration; a physician assistant holding active registration with the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants; an exercise physiologist holding active certification as an American College of Sports Medicine Clinical Exercise Physiologist; or a health educator holding active certification as a Master-Certified Health Education Specialist from the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing

  • Master’s degree or higher in a health-related area (Unique Qualifications pathway)

 
Master’s degree or higher requirements across eligible professions: registered nurses (includes nurse practitioners and clinical nurse specialists), registered dietitians, pharmacists, physician assistants, and physicians 
Certification requirements 
  • Standard certification: At least 2 years of professional practice experience in eligible discipline, 1,000 hours of DCES experience in the previous 4 years (20% within the preceding year), and 15 hours of continuing education in the preceding 2 years; examination for 5-year renewal

  • Unique Qualifications certification: At least 2 years of experience after earning degree, 2,000 hours of DCES experience in the previous 5 years (20% within the preceding year), and 30 hours of continuing education in preceding 2 years; examination for 5-year renewal

 
500 clinical practice hours in advanced diabetes management within the 48 months prior to taking the certification examination; examination for 5-year renewal 
Credential holders’ roles Ongoing process of facilitating the knowledge, skill, and ability necessary for prediabetes and diabetes self-care, as well as activities that assist people in implementing and sustaining the health practices needed to manage the condition on an ongoing basis, beyond or outside of formal self-management training Adjust medications, treat and monitor acute and chronic complications and other comorbidities, counsel patients on lifestyle modifications, address psychosocial issues, and participate in research and mentoring 
Online information Available from https://www.cbdce.org/eligibility Available from https://www.diabeteseducator.org/education/certification/bc_adm 
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